About Us

About Us

Sing&Grow is a national, evidence-based music therapy program providing services for young children and their families.

Programs focus on strengthening family relationships, building capacity in parents to support their children’s development in the early years of life, and encouraging the use of music within communities.

Project Background

  • Sing&Grow started in partnership with Playgroup Queensland in 2001, and expanded Nationally in 2005
  • Sing&Grow is partially funded by The Australian Government Department of Social Services
  • Since 2005, over 10 000 families had participated in Sing&Grow programs across 800 sites nationally, and we continue to provide services nationally to around 2000 families each year
  • Services are facilitated by Registered Music Therapists, with additional Sing&Grow training

Sing&Grow Services

Through the sharing of both traditional and non-traditional children’s songs, Sing&Grow provides families with a safe space to interact in new and positive ways, to increase their confidence to use music and play at home, and to learn new ways to support child development. Services encourage children and parents together to explore percussion instruments, drums, ribbons, balls and parachutes in a developmentally stimulating, fun and musical environment.

Sing&Grow offering:

  • Group Programs (Weekly Sessions)
  • Workshops
  • Home Visits
  • Community Engagement Sessions
  • Community Partnerships
  • Facility-Based Partnerships
  • Please note that not all services are available in all locations and some may only be available through a brokering system.

Music Therapy:

Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing (Australian Music Therapy Association Inc.). Music therapists are required to complete a minimum of 4 years tertiary training and have expertise in at least 3 instruments, in addition to studying aspects of mental health, sociology, psychology, gerontology, paediatrics and special education. For more information, please see the Australian Music Therapy Association website.